health and nutrition testing in london
getting to the heart of the problem
As a functional medicine practitioner, if it is appropriate, I utilise laboratory tests to help identify underlying imbalances. Testing enables more personalised programmes to be developed and can often result in faster resolution and more successful outcomes. It is also true that for some people, seeing an issue in the black and white of a test result can increase the motivation needed to make changes to diet & lifestyle and can enhance compliance.
Testing typically involves stool, saliva, breath or urine samples. Some of these tests can be done in the comfort of your own home, others will require a trip to the laboratory to provide the sample - this is the case for most blood tests.
I use a range of private laboratories based in both the UK and USA including The Doctors Laboratory, Biolab, Genova Diagnostics, Cyrex, Regenerus and Invivo Clinical.
Digestive and gut function analysis including:
- Stool testing
- Breath testing for lactose / fructose intolerance and small bowel overgrowth
- Stool and breath testing for Helicobacter pylori
- Food allergy and intolerance testing, including Cyrex panels
- Parasitology testing
- Candida Antibody testing
- Adrenal Stress Profile
- Female and Male Hormone Profiles
- Thyroid function
Other functional tests:
- Diabetes panels / Insulin Resistance
- Chronic Fatigue Profile
- Vitamin and Mineral profiles
- Anaemia panel
- Fatty Acid Balance
If you are interested in specific types of tests please get in touch as only a small number of the ones that I have access to are listed above.